InstructionsI read Stamped Metal Jewelry by Lisa Niven Kelly and decided to try it. Since we are having a meeting on the 26th with crafters I thought it would be a neat idea to make something personal for each of the ladies. Plus I needed the practice at hitting the die correctly and I guess they dont have to be perfect for this group.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Casual, Mod, Cute
Brass strips (1/32 x1/8 flat bar), 2 mm ABC dies, design stamp, hammer, pliers, metal cutters, dremel, and 12 mm splite rings
What was your inspiration?
Everyone likes their name- And when making things for other people its hard to know what colors they like or dislike when you have not met them. I guess after watching Lisa make a few things and reading her book, Stamped Metal Jewelry, I just wanted to try to make something for the ladies at the Craftysy meeting.
What are you most proud of?
That I was able to round the sharp edges off the bottoms with the dremel- Also while they are not perfect I think they will like them and I am proud of the fact that I finished them!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take your time and take breaks, dont get upset if you screw one or two up-Its going to happen no matter how careful you are. Have fun with it and be creative- you can add this charm/nametag thingie to just about anything- a necklace, a pin, let your imagination figure something out. As I was making something for eight people and have a time limit, I wanted to keep it simple-given more time I think I would of embelished them more-with beads :)